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Ruth Leonard

Ruth Leonard

Chair,
Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM)

Ruth Leonard is Head of Volunteering Development at Macmillan Cancer Support, where her role is to consider strategically where volunteering can add value to developing solutions and to ensure a supportive infrastructure so volunteers can have a quality experience. Previously at Samaritans, this fired her passion for and belief in volunteer led and delivered services. Ruth enjoys collaborative working and bringing others together and feels that volunteer management is about empowering and enabling people to bring their creativity and ingenuity to make a difference in their community. She is also the Chair of the Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM).  

  • Exploring what makes an outstanding volunteer manager and the next steps for the supporting professional development for volunteer leaders
  • Assessing how to maximise the impact of volunteer managers within an organisation and expand the reach of a volunteering programme
  • Sharing practical insights on supporting volunteer managers to develop core skills and competencies which enhance outcomes for volunteers
  • Analysing how volunteer managers can get the most out of their volunteers and support new volunteers to thrive